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ISBN:
1594489955
Author:
Evan Handler
Category:
Arts & Literature
Language:
English
Publisher:
Riverhead Hardcover (May 1, 2008)
Pages:
240 pages
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In It's Only Temporary, Evan Handler confronts the ambiguities of life backward, forward, and in between. With hilarious honesty he reflects on the realization that we can start over again

In It's Only Temporary, Evan Handler confronts the ambiguities of life backward, forward, and in between. With hilarious honesty he reflects on the realization that we can start over again. It's Only Temporary is a heartfelt book for all of us who are getting younger and older at the same time.

It's Only Temporary book. In closely examining his own triumphs, mistakes, and less-than-ideal relationships since his miraculous recovery from a supposedly incurable leukemia more than twenty years ago, Handler zeroes in on the most profound question facing every human being: How can a person live well with the knowledge that time is limited?

In case you’re not up on your geography, that’s as far away from someone as you can get without leaving the planet Earth.

In case you’re not up on your geography, that’s as far away from someone as you can get without leaving the planet Earth. It’s only a fraction of the distance to the moon, but it’s about thirty-five. times farther than the International Space Station, to give some perspective. Despite the frequency of airline flights, if you live in New York City, Australia is very far away. Which means someone is going to have to travel. In New York, uncountable relationships have been ruined simply as a result of partners living in different boroughs of the same city.

Author: Handler, Evan ISBN 10: 078675480X. Then, just when it seems he's failed to make the most of his astonishing second chance, Handler finds his way to miracles even greater than the ones that saved his life

Author: Handler, Evan ISBN 10: 078675480X. Title: It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive Item Condition: New. Book Details. Then, just when it seems he's failed to make the most of his astonishing second chance, Handler finds his way to miracles even greater than the ones that saved his life. His memoir describes his journey from darkness to light, from yearning to gratitude, and in so doing succeeds as both a stirring love story and a classic coming-of-age tale. It's Only Temporary celebrates the transformation of a boy to man-even if it look Handler more than forty years to get there.

Actor and author Evan Handler's new book, It's Only Temporary, is both a deeply personal memoir and a. .In doing so, Handler has created a poignant and wildly funny rumination on the ironies of human existence.

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I only knew Evan Handler from Sex and the City. Loved it and know my Sister-in-law is loving it too!

I only knew Evan Handler from Sex and the City. Loved it and know my Sister-in-law is loving it too! I would read any of his books! Truly remarkable book. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. I read Evan Handler's new book the week it came out (MySpace was abuzz with it's empending release for a while). I was expecting a self important, "this is me after cancer, pity me!" type of book, but was pleasently surprised

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A provocative memoir by the cable television celebrity best known for his role as Harry Goldenblatt from Sex and the City documents his survival of a seemingly incurable form of leukemia, the life philosophy that has enabled his positive outlook, and his relationships with his friends and family.
  • Kardana
I first became a fan of Evan Handler after watching the TV series Californication. After seeing his character on there and learning that he helped write many of the episodes, I got curious. I read more about him and also found out about this book.

I thought the book would mostly consist of his stories, experiences, personal anecdotes, etc. He really is a great storyteller. His stories can be hilarious, depressing, inspirational, ridiculous, perplexing...sometimes all at the same time. However, most of the book consists of his attempts at humor and introspection about life. He makes a lot of ironic, reflective, self-contradictory statements, sometimes several per paragraph. He also spends a lot of time contemplating his own shortcomings. He ends up repeating a lot of the same things over and over. It gets old after awhile.

If he'd spent less time pontificating and philosophizing, this would have been an excellent book. Still, it's a decent read, if you skip through those parts.
  • Hidden Winter
....to gain an understanding of what Evan went through. I wrote an extensive review of his first book on Amazon in 1998, and received a lovely email from Mr. Handler thanking him for my kind words. The review was later deleted (not sure why) but I wrote another short one back in 2000 to make up for it. And here is why: it's a phenomenal story about what it is like to be young and on the cusp of success before it is snatched away from you. Make no mistake - this man should be dead. The survival rates for his type of leukemia in the 1980's were dismal at best. His navigation through treatment and all it's emotions is striking, and made this nurse think twice about how healthcare is delivered.
So what happens when you beat the odds and have to live? You press on. And so he has, and has gained success again in the process - although not nearly what he should have. It should be noted that Evan was on his way to a major acting career when he was young. Matthew Broderick and a host of other young 1980's actors have basically had better careers because he had to drop out of the business for treatment. He should have won his Tony by now...if not his Oscar.
So - the new book. Of course, it's not about his time on Sex and the City. That's only a small portion of what he's been doing since his recovery. So those looking for some insight into that character should read something else. It's about trying to gain self-identity as something other that a patient. Living a life you weren't expecting to have. It's anecdotal (most good writing is) and funny. The story of selling his engagement ring back to Sotheby's made me cry, because beating cancer doesn't preclude you from failed relationships.
As a new mom, I love that he has embraced fatherhood - he's lucky he could have kids after all his treatment. And it was nice to catch up with his progress after all these years. I loved it.
  • Budar
Such a nice journey! Throughout Evan's first book, as much as I sympathized with the protagonist, I wasn't altogether empathetic with my high school friend, since our lives were not in any way similar. But this book brings Evan to such a good place, and I finally feel like we have something in common besides good old Hen Hud high school! I'm happy for him and for having been SO let into his life. May he go on to tell us the story of his grandchildren's lives!
  • Maman
A friend suggested I get this and boy was she right! I read it in one day and then gave it to my mother.
  • Zehaffy
Liked his first book better
  • Jogrnd
Once again, Evan Handler shares his heart & soul with us, as he takes us on his personal journey from conquering cancer, to his life today. And, what a journey it is! His honesty, & willingness to share his journey, is extrordinary, but in a very ordinary way. By the end of the book, I truly felt that I had gotten to know him, as I would with any new friend. Anyone who has lived through a life-changing experience of any kind, will be able to relate to the powerful feelings that he expresses with such candor & humor. As a friend of mine says, "everyone has a story" -- but not everyone has the ability to share their story in such a delightful way, & leave you wanting to know more. (And, I always love a happy ending!)
  • Mettiarrb
Evan Handler is a superb writer. His insight about his own experience offer you a truly inspirational pathway towards dealing with your own journey through life. Told with great humor, honesty and a style that makes the book hard to put down. Highly recommended reading.
I only knew Evan Handler from Sex and the City. I heard him interviewed and he was talking about his book, he was so funny and entertaining that I ordered his book. Loved it and know my Sister-in-law is loving it too! I would read any of his books!